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TV Long View: Streaming Future Suffers from Lack of Transparency

For audiences, the lack of transparency in digital viewing could lead to more situations like the cancellation of One Day at a Time with Netflix. A lack of public information about how many people had watched the show helped fuel confusion and outrage about why the streamer dropped the show — especially after Netflix lamented on social media about how sad the decision was. – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/30C8MJ0
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US broadband hits new highs as traditional video bundles decline

In total, internet-only subscribers consumed 395.7 GBytes, more than 120 GBytes more than the average subscriber and almost double the 209.5 GBytes consumed by households that purchase a bundle of video and Internet services. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2VZmOWz

CBS sees consumers taking as many as 10 OTT video subscriptions

If DeBevoise’s 10 OTT service prediction comes true, and Parks Associates’ latest top 10 U.S. OTT video service rankings hold up, then All Access and Showtime OTT have a good shot at making the cut as adoption of OTT services expand. Parks ranked Showtime and CBS All Access at seven and eight, respectively, behind Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Now, Starz and MLB.TV. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » http://bit.ly/2JwYGnG

Chinese live streaming platform Huya is looking to expand into the US

E-sports refers to professional video gaming where teams play each other in competitions. NYSE-listed Huya streams some of those tournaments and hosts other user-generated content. It makes money mainly by selling virtual gifts to users who then send those to streamers on the platform, a model that helped the firm see 93.4% year-on-year revenue growth for the first quarter, when it reported earnings last week. – Arjun Kharpal, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/2JSjrJz

The Fresh Faces Of Streaming: How Will Existing Services Fare As Big-Budget Competitors Enter The Fray? — Deadline Disruptors

As of this writing, there are 235 over-the-top [OTT] video services available in the U.S., according to market tracker Parks Associates Research. And even though customers are increasingly doing away with their traditional pay-TV bundles, the question for all of the new entrants is whether they will bring must-have offerings to the crowded marketplace. Studies have shown that three services tend to be the limit in most households—how will the new breed replace one of the current must-haves? – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2Wi9xaR

Nicolas Winding Refn Says His New TV Show Is Not a TV Show

Two episodes of “Too Old To Die Young” premiered at Cannes on Friday night. [Nicolas Winding Refn] made the unique decision to premiere the fourth and fifth episodes, rather than the first and second, because he said that he thought it would get to the heart of the show, about a Los Angeles cop (Miles Teller) who leads a double life. – Ramin Setoodeh, Variety » http://bit.ly/2YArNtx
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